American Heritage Girls
American Heritage Girls is a national organization that focuses on developing young women, embraces Christian values and encourages family involvement. It helps girls learn skills that will help them in all areas of their lives…whether this is how to use a computer, sew a button, learn about their ancestors, how to fish, or even what it takes to be an astronaut.
The program provides opportunities for the girls to interact across all different ages groups, allowing the older girls to teach the younger girls. By focusing on the girls being leaders they learn responsibility, which carries over in to all areas: in the home, as a citizen of our country, and member of her church.
American Heritage Girls also helps guide the girls to learn more about God, how to walk the talk, walk in faith and the need to seek God’s will in our lives. God is the common thread through all areas of this program. He is included in the Oath, through our service to others, religious programs, and even connected through our badgework.
Troop Events Include:
Ice Cream Social
Biblical focus experience
Trunk or Treat
Operation Christmas Child Shoeboxes
American Heritage Girls Troop #IL0412
For our girls in #IL0412, it’s not all work. They love having fun with their friends, and it’s wonderful fellowship for parents. We have had pool parties, horse camp, served at Bernie’s Book Bank, and participated in many troop meetings learning through play. Each year is different and so many opportunities are open for each and every girl to make friends. We teach them to work as a team, enjoy God’s creation, look around and see the beauty and wonder that He has created for us. The girls grow in confidence and learn self-reliance in the outdoors. We help build each girl’s character, using the values through family, church, her personal relationship with God and life experiences.
We welcome you to join us. Help us grow the next generation rooted in God’s Word!
For more information, please contact Trephina Bedell at 847-359-1936.
Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity.
1 Timothy 4:12
American Heritage Girls Demonstrate How to Pack an Operation Christmas Child Shoebox
Jaki Hernandez was left at an orphanage in Guatemala by her young mother when she was only a few months old. Sharing a room with 12 other girls, Jaki learned to protect the few possessions that she had. One December, when Jaki was 5 years old, she received an...
Get Ready, Get Set, Go: American Heritage Girls Help Church Prepare for Operation Christmas Child Efforts
Members of the American Heritage Girls (AHG) Troop and Trail Life #IL0412 participated in a service project back in August by helping Immanuel Lutheran gear up for its annual Operation Christmas Child project. Immanuel has been collecting shoebox items all year, and...